Last week I shared the above picture as kind of a teaser to this home office in the Montgomery House. Today I’m sharing the rest! This may be one of my favorite rooms in the house. It is not just for show either, it is a hard working office, as the couple own a landscaping business and several days a week she is running it from home. In fact while we were there taking these photos it was during the spring, their busy season, and she took a million phone calls and since she couldn’t be in her office, she was moving around the house with her laptop as we moved in and out of her way. Sorry, Kay! 😉
There’s also a little seating area with a laptop table from Ballard Designs to the right of the desk. Perfect spot for morning coffee. We styled it like this for the photo shoot, but I love having little accent tables like this just empty and waiting for a drink to be set down, a book to be read, etc. Blank space can be such a breath of fresh air and an open invitation to rest, read, relax.
Bookshelf styling is one of my favorite things to do. It is a little bit of a science and a little bit of an art. We used some of their own family photos, some fun HomeGoods finds, plants, and a few baskets and boxes for storage.
How about that bicycle and the sweet little pig below? I love to have a few decorative elements like that, but not too many! Like I said, its a hardworking office, and these builtins needed to work for them, not just hold pretty things. But the purposeful things can be beautiful as well, like the wooden storage box next to the pig, just waiting to hold post-it notes, stamps, push pins, or whatever need may arise. You know when you just need a place to put some stuff? Why not a pretty box? Useful yet nice to look at, too. Beauty and purpose.
Thanks so much for reading! I’m winding up the Montgomery House series, with just a couple more rooms to share with you.
Also, I’m letting you in on a little secret- I’ve got some BIG updates to the blog happening behind the scenes!!! I am so excited about it and have been working hard, learning about stuff like coding, widgets, and plug-ins! Wow, its been crazy because that is SO not my thing, but hoping to unveil the new site sometime this summer. My husband does all the photography for this site (well except for when I use my iPhone) but he is first of all extremely talented videographer/cinematographer. We are planning some exclusive videos for email subscribers and I am super excited about offering that to all of you.
Thanks for all the support and comments and sharing- it is a scary thing to put myself out there- my designs and my words. The encouragement and support I’ve received have given me a soft place to land and I’m so grateful to each one of you. Looking forward to sharing my new site with you soon and continuing this journey together.